Padres’ Blake Snell Sounds Off About His 82 Rating On MLB The Show

As an avid player of San Diego Studios’ MLB The Show, I can attest that Blake Snell’s 82 rating is too low. He’s already won a Cy Young award, AND he was dominant last season. His only blemish was, of course, being pulled early from a World Series game, an unfortunate occurrence in which he had absolutely no say.

When you dominate the eventual World Series champion Dodgers, you deserve better than an ’82.’ Well, Blake Snell agrees and sounded off about it on Twitch:

For context, an 82 is a “gold” level player, as opposed to where he wants to, which is a diamond rating (85 or higher). He’s absolutely worthy of a diamond rating, and it’s actually common to see players vouch for themselves.

Just last week, future G.O.A.T. and Angels outfielder Mike Trout asked why his rating wasn’t a 99, and can you take a guess what happened 12 hours later? MLB The Show bumped his 95 rating up to a 96. I’ve always said that pleading for respect hardly ever works, but in this case, it did. Snell was clearly following in those footsteps.

Blake Snell should AT LEAST be an 85, and I know for certain that MLB The Show developers saw this stream. We’ll see if it pays off…

Written by Gary Sheffield, Jr

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  1. not that EA cares about it, but he was a corona douchebag…all about money money humility, just a tool…so, yea 82 for lack of self awareness and not being able to talk like a normal person

  2. I’m not sure he’s worthy of an increase after his last two seasons. I guess I’d have to see who’s rated above him and compare. He has definitely been middle of the pack since his Cy Young season, and last year it wasn’t like he was back to old domination form. Since the CY he’s 11-10 with a 3.89 ERA and 1.28 WHIP. Very pedestrian stats, although he still strikes out a lot of guys. He also gave up 10 jacks in just 50 innings last year! At best he has to debate vigorously to just to justify an 85, which is not exactly something a former CY pitcher should proudly add to his LinkedIn resume. He is not the same pitcher he was that is for sure. Looks like a one hit wonder.

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